Even with the increasing use of technology, many people believe that it continues to be important for children to learn cursive handwriting. The argument can be made that even if one doesn’t believe it’s necessary for children to write in cursive, it’s still important for them to be able to read cursive. Because reading and writing are reciprocal processes, learning to write in cursive will then help a child to read cursive.
Reading is something which can be quite easily introduced to your child as a worthy pursuit. Hopefully this list will show you what you need to know how to begin to build those positive associations for your child and to get them to start wanting to read for their own enjoyment.
reating a reading friendly environment at home is an important step in order to help your child improve not only their literacy skills but also to help foster an appreciation of reading.
A study undertaken by researchers at Tuft University has shown that one new and effective way to encourage reading in children is by having them read to dogs!
Slideshow from Harvard Graduate School of Education with strategies for parents and educators to encourage children to read – from kindergarten to high school.
For most of us summer break is well under way, and many of us are beginning to realize that our child’s reading routine is slipping away as quickly as the summer season. Parents know it takes some effort to avoid the summer reading slump. Fortunately, Red Apple Reading has compiled Read more…
Parents who are keen on honing their child’s reading skills should consider adding one new activity into their routine: drawing. A report presented at the International Conference on new Horizons in Education showed that drawing improved reading abilities and increased powers of observation. Researchers concluded that art may have far greater importance than it Read more…
Each year on April 12, in honor of beloved author Beverly Cleary’s birthday, D.E.A.R. is celebrated. What is D.E.A.R.? It stands for “Drop Everything and Read”. Ramona and her classmates participate in D.E.A.R. activities in Cleary’s book, Ramona Quimby, Age 8. Well, if it’s good enough for Ramona, it’s good Read more…
As the school year progresses it’s easy to let enthusiasm for regular reading routines go by the wayside. Don’t despair if this is the case in your home. Red Apple Reading wants to help you get your child’s reading progress back on track!
If you consider when you learned to read and when you learned to write, you’ll probably discover that you are unable to separate the two because you learned them simultaneously. These two skills are so interconnected we fail to realize how much one is influencing the other.